The Daily News on bed bug dogs; a Bedbugger idea for avoiding bed bugs while traveling

by nobugsonme on March 3, 2008 · 4 comments

in bed bug dogs, bed bugs, bed bugs and travel, how to avoid bed bugs

Carl Massicott and Vince Mangano, bed bug dog handlers of Radar and Taz, who are regularly called to sniff in the New York area, were featured in this Daily News article Monday.

According to the article, it’s hard to keep up with demand for the doggy detectives.

But here’s what caught my eye in the article:

Experts say the surge of international visitors to New York City is partly to blame for the epidemic as travelers unwittingly bring bedbugs in their luggage from Europe and Asia.

“Yes, yes,” you say, “we know.”

So how much would you pay, readers, to stop at the bed bug dog kiosk in JFK or Newark airports, for a sniff down of you, your luggage, and junior’s stuffed teddy bear? You could then avoid bringing bed bugs home. (Be wary of the infested taxis, my friends.)

$10 per person or bag?   Even at such a low price, the profit margin would be big, compared with k9 teams going to homes for inspections.

(On-site decon could even be offered for person, stuffed animal, and luggage. But that, my friends, would be much trickier and expensive.)

If any bed bug dog handlers steal this idea, I want a kick-back. 😉

No, seriously? Just do it, someone. It’s a great idea.

1 Barbara Kelley March 6, 2008 at 8:33 am

What company that has bed bug dogs is located in Philadelphia? Can you send me their information please? Thank you, Barbara Kelley

2 nobugsonme March 6, 2008 at 12:00 pm

Barbara, I do not know which company works in Philadelphia. I suggest calling the company listed in this article: Advanced k9 detectives, and asking if they do. Others may also (hopefully) leave a comment here with the name of someone local to you.

(Note: I do not have any connection with Advanced K9 or any other bed bug dog company.)

3 Martin J. Overline May 4, 2009 at 1:05 pm

There is one dog inside Philadelphia and her name is Heidi. She is also certified by NESDCA.

4 nobugsonme May 4, 2009 at 5:21 pm

Martin, since you’ve linked to your business, I have deleted your phone number. Please keep in mind advertising in forums and blog comments is against our Terms and Conditions of use. This is your warning!

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